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Heraion (Temple of Hera)

Main Road, Pythagorion 83102, Greece
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Type: Ancient Ruins
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I'd hoped to see a bit of ancient Greek history here, like you see a lot in Rome. but the only thing is one big stone, a lot of smaller stones and that's it. and you have to pay for it too. Not worth the money.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

easy to imagine walking the "sacred way" to the temple from Pythagoria as the site is so atmospheric. There is very little shade though so go early!

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Shropshire
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very interesting. Site larger than expected. Well marked out. Informative signs. Can get very hot in summer months.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My partner and I walked the 7 kilometers from Pythogorio to Heraion, which took us 45 minutes (in considerable heat) - great if you like walking and are fairly strong, though I would recommend car or coach if you are not. Some might say there is not much to see, ruins-wise, and it can be disappointing, but I disagree. The... More

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Oksboel, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Temple of Hera is a must, if you have a minimum of historic interest. If you stay in Pythagorion, you can combine with a great bicycle-route along the sea. Turn left about one kilometre outside Pythagorion, go through Potokaki and further on the cycle path.

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Montecchio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The single standing column is very impressive. It's worth making a quick visit just to get the feel of the place as it was.

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Trieste, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

the title explained by itself, simply wonderful and deeply inside the ancient history of the mankind

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Nth Qld
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We visited the site in mid-April and were the only two people there at the time. We had hired a car so the site was easy to find and and an enjoyable side trip past quaint homesteads from the main road. We marvelled at the splendour that this site must once have been, although it was at times hard to... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The entrance to the Heraion was dificult to find. We took the bus from Pythagorion and had to walk a few kilometers back to an open entrance (the ones closer to the town are closed). We had a good time at the Heraion. The signs and map are quite helpful in reconstructing what it must have looked like over time... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Surrounded by all of the historic stone work gives you the feeling of being back in time of Samos Island history. Enjoyed it very much.

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